First Newport Novel

First Newport Novel

William Goff, Julia Glenroy: a Narrative of Crime, with a Moral. Newport: Published by the author, 1844.

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Newport’s first novel, Julia Glenroy, could really more accurately be described as a novella. In only 34 pages, the author manages to pack in a relatively sordid plot, with unsubtle strains of prostitution, drugs, seduction & rape, forlorn love, and a duel. One other copy is recorded, at Brown University.

Adopted by Paul Erickson

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